“Sure thing,” said her husband settling himself down. After a whole meal of one endearing term after another, their guest Bob couldn’t contain his curiosity any longer. ” It just gets me all teary eyed.” After what seemed like two hours for the poor man sitting next to her, Gertrude seemed to realize that perhaps she was talking a bit too much. Here I am just talking and talking without letting you get in a word edgewise! After consulting with one of the trainers, Harry decided to try out a steep treadmill.
“Now darling, would you like the soup first or the salad? Bob snuck into the kitchen and asked, “Dorothy do you always talk to your husband like that? “It’s been five years now, I just can’t remember his name, and I am just too embarrassed to ask him! One day, while strolling down the boardwalk, John bumped into an old friend of his, Rob, from high school. “That’s incredible” exclaimed Rob, “Does it run in the family? “Ok”, said the trainer “I’m going to set it for ten minutes, if you want to go longer just press start again.” At first Harry was doing fine but after 5 seconds he started getting tired, and after a minute he jumped off gasping for breath.
I know countless women of color who have languished for years in relationships with white men who they loved deeply, trying desperately to understand how this person who was so important to them could say things that hurt them so much.
Indeed, I was one of those women for whom racial insensitivity escalated to emotional and verbal abuse.
The discernible, answer is, that the same way nobody gets insulted when people make jokes in their own society, [because they obviously don’t mean to be vicious or hurtful], when it comes to jokes about oldies, which we all hope to be one day, obviously nobody means to be degrading. If he’s 105, why on earth does he want to get married?!
Women of color live at the intersection of racial and gender oppression, and that means navigating a minefield of daily reminders that some white menwill never respect their basic humanity. But what I can do is follow my heart, keep an eye out for warning signs, and carry coconut oil with me at all times. ” “C’mon Ma you have got to try it” I pleaded to my elderly Mother. Let me take a look in my purse, yes, here it is, just look at him, isn’t he adorable. “You look great John, how do you stay looking so young? Walking to the side to sit down, he passed by a friend of his. “I could barely last a full minute on that treadmill.” “Alright alright”, said his buddy, “no reason to brag!I don’t know how my Mother lasted this long without ever using the internet, but enough was enough! “Ok” she said reluctantly settling down by the computer and slowly putting on her reading glasses “what do I do now? Why you must be 60 already but you don’t look a day over 40! ” Thinking that the presidential candidate needed to show a more human side of himself, his committee advised him to visit an old age home.Every morning as soon as I wake up he greets me with bacon and freshly brewed coffee. “Well, can I please see the registration of your car? The woman brandishes a finger at the first cop and says accusingly, “And I’ll bet that liar told you I was speeding too!! One Monday morning Morton woke up with a funny feeling that something important happened last night.Every lunch he comes over and cooks me a gourmet lunch, and every supper he brings me to his house for supper, he truly treats me like a queen.” “WELL! ” She says “I stole the car and I killed the driver; he’s in the trunk.” “Ma’am, DON’T MOVE, I’m calling for backup.” He mutters furiously into his walkie-talkie… “Of course, officer,” she smiles demurely and pulls out a license from her purse. ” After much nagging from his wife, Sam was visiting the audiologist. It was during breakfast, that Morton finally remembered what it was. But what she answered he just couldn’t seem to remember. “Hi Greta”, said Morton, “I have a funny question for you, do you remember last night when I proposed?
” Says Barbara “I don’t want to make any of you feel bad or anything, but wait until you hear about my Harry, twice a week he pays someone $200 an hour just so he can lie on their couch and talk to them, and who do you think he speaks about at those prices? Five minutes later, half the squad pulls up, the Chief of Police walks over to the woman’s window. Yes, he would need hearing aids and they ranged in price from $10.00 to $2,000, was what he was told. The nurse placed the hearing aids into his ears and hung a wire around his neck. ” “Oh my gosh” gushed Greta, “I’m so glad you called, I knew I said yes to somebody but I just couldn’t recall who it was!